Jim Munson, a well-respected Canadian journalist, recently served as the Director of Communications to the Prime Minister. He has had an extensive career in journalism both in Canada and abroad. He previously served as a television correspondent for CTV reporting on national events in the public and political arena. He was CTV’s Bureau Chief in Beijing from 1987 to 1992 reporting on events in China such as Tiananmen Massacre of June 4, 1989. He also served as Bureau Chief and senior correspondent in Halifax, Nova Scotia and London, England. He has covered the Iran-Iraq war, the Gulf war and the Philippines and has twice been nominated for a Gemini Award in recognition of excellence in journalism. Jim Munson and his wife Ginette live in Ottawa with their two sons.
Festival: 2007 (fall)